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Amy Folkestad, graphic design Centennial Colorado

Amy Folkestad is a graphic designer in Centennial, CO

Growing your business through design

As a graphic designer my main goal is to help your business grow and become more profitable through functional, user friendly, beautiful design. I have a degree in biology and art and love combining my analytical and artistic skills. Graphic design has been a natural transition for me, since understanding the aesthetic design, as well as planning and executing the function for a design, requires both left and right brain thinking.

If you are in need of a graphic designer for web or print, or would like to hire me to teach you how to accomplish a specific task, please contact me at amy@avsdesignstudio.com.

Experience

  • 20 years of experience using

    Photoshop

  • 10 years of teaching &

    private instruction

  • 3 years of using the

    Adobe creative suite

    , including

    InDesign

    ,

    Illustrator

    ,

    Dreamweaver

    &

    Lightroom

  • 3 years of

    writing web code

    , including

    PHP

    ,

    CSS

    ,

    Html

    , Javascript and

    developing for Wordpress

  • 12 years of experience in the

    art & design

    industry

Services

  • Logo design

    , business cards, brochures, and

    web design

  • Wordpress theme design and training

  • Designs for social media and branding

  • Group or private instruction on Adobe Creative Suite products

Maura's Munchables

Recent Work

I just completed a logo design for a local bakery called "Maura's Munchables". Check out her beautiful and delicious creations!


My other sites

Fine Art Website Botanical Amy Blog

www.amyvanstensel.com

www.botanicalamy.com

Check out my video tutorials

Course Information

Photoshop is meant to be a pixel mover. Meaning, if you want to add in a person, remove an obstruction, or put in a different background, this is the ideal program for you. Photoshop also has a number of graphic design applications, including book making and digital scrapbooking.


Read more about these courses and see examples here.


Upcoming courses:

Photoshop Elements Basic

Tuesday: July 15 & 22, 6-9 pm


Photoshop Elements II

Tuesday: July 29 & August 5, 6-9 pm


Photoshop CS5/CC

Tues: August 12 - September 2, 6-9 pm


The preferred software of professoinal photographers, Lightroom is ideal for developing your images. Lightroom includes an impressive system for organizing your photos, and simplifies making color and development adjustments to your photos. Additionally, Lightroom is much easier to learn and master than Photoshop.


Read more about this class and see examples here.


Upcoming course:


Lightroom

Wednesday: August 6 & 13, 6-9 pm


Register for a class at

Arapahoe Community College